UC Irvine Symposium: The Discursive Turn in Copyright

The Discursive Turn in Copyright

Friday, October 27, 2017
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
UC Irvine School of Law (Directions)

Conference Information

  • Website
  • CLE:  This event is pending approval for Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. UC Irvine School of Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider.


Copyright law is explicitly directed toward protection of artistic and aesthetic works, and is intended to provide a legal regime that fosters expressive authorship. But this interaction runs both ways; as copyright doctrine is adapted to the arts and humanities, so our understanding of arts and the humanities illuminates our understanding of copyright law. In this conference program, our speakers explore how theories of literary and expressive works may be applied to the interpretation and application of copyright law, so as to better promote the progress of the expressive arts.

Registration will open in September. Please check back for updates.

Confirmed Speakers


For more information and to request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact Crissandra Flores at events@law.uci.edu or (949) 824-0941.

CFP: Inaugural Northeast Privacy Scholars Workshop

Call for Papers: Inaugural Northeast Privacy Scholars Workshop
October 20, 2017
New York Law School
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013

Conference Information & Deadlines


Jointly sponsored and organized by the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at New York Law School and the Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham Law School, the Workshop offers privacy scholars from diverse fields the opportunity to receive extensive, constructive commentary on their works in progress.

We invite submissions on a variety of privacy-related topics and from a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, law, social science, computer science, engineering, communications, and public policy.

The Workshop format is designed to facilitate discussion and commentary on early stage papers and will give preference to papers that are sufficiently developed to be read and critiqued, but not yet submitted for publication. There will be no presentations at the Workshop; only brief commentary and feedback from participants. All participants and attendees are asked to read the papers ahead of time and stay for the entire workshop.

Program Committee

  • Arvind Narayanan, Princeton University
  • Helen Nissenbaum, NYU Steinhardt/Cornell Tech
  • Frank Pasquale, University of Maryland Carey School of Law
  • Joel Reidenberg, Fordham Law School
  • Katherine Strandburg, NYU School of Law
  • Joseph Turow, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ari Waldman, New York Law School

For more information, please see the Workshop webpage.

We look forward to your submission and expect a stimulating conversation. If you have any questions, please email Ari Waldman at ari.waldman@nyls.edu.

2017 Robot Policy Summer School in Tuscany

International Summer School on The Regulation of Robotics in Europe: Ethical, Legal and Economic Implications
July 3–8, 2017
Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

This unique initiative, funded by the European Commission through the Jean Monnet Module, stems from the successful experience of the RoboLaw project (www.robolaw.eu) and its subsequent developments. The aim of the Summer School is to provide participants with a broad understanding of the many relevant implications of the regulation of robotics in Europe.

The registration is now open until June 7, 2017:

You can find detailed information at:


FOCUS AREA: Law and Technology & Innovation Management

WHERE: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

WHEN: July 3–8, 2017

TEACHING BODY: The teaching body is extremely diversified, including Lawyers, Engineers, Philosophers, Business and Management Experts, many of which directly participated in the RoboLaw project, to provide the most interdisciplinary perspective.

APPLICATION AND REGISTRATION: Application details can be found at the following link:





FEE: € 600,00 (The cost includes the tuition fees, reference material and lunch on class days)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Students at an advanced stage of their university courses (last year students ) or graduate students (master or Ph.D.) in law, political sciences, economics and engineering, interested in understanding the legal, ethical, social and economic issues raised by robotics. Young professionals working for policy makers or industries investing in or developing robotic products.

WEB-SITE: http://www.europeregulatesrobotics-summerschool.santannapisa.it/

CONTACTS: pericle.salvini@santannapisa.it or andrea.bertolini@santannapisa.it

CFP: Entrepreneurship 2.0: Legal, Regulatory, and Economic Challenges to the Innovation Economy

Entrepreneurship 2.0: Legal, Regulatory, and Economic Challenges to the Innovation Economy
2017 Nova Law Review Symposium
Oct. 6, 2017 (with a reception on the evening of Oct. 5, 2017)
Nova Southeastern University
Shepard Broad College of Law
3305 College Ave.
Leo Goodwin Sr. Hall, 120B
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Conference Info

The conference topic overlaps with IP, Privacy, Tech. Health Law, Labor, and many other areas. Please share with your colleagues as well.

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law and the Nova Law Review seek submissions for a symposium on October 6, 2017. Entrepreneurship 2.0: Legal, Regulatory, and Economic Challenges to the Innovation Economy will address the intersection of law and business as it focuses on new technologies, ethics, and regulation.

The symposium is an opportunity for academics, practitioners, and students in a variety of legal, business, and technology fields to exchange ideas and explore emerging issues. Interdisciplinary presentations are encouraged.

Submissions & Important Dates

  • Please submit materials to LawReview@nova.edu
  • Submission Deadline for Abstracts: June 30, 2017
  • Submission Deadline for Articles: September 15, 2017
  • Symposium Date: October 6, 2017

Law Review Published Article

The Nova Law Review will review, edit and publish submissions in the 2017 Symposium issue. Articles, as well as case studies and abstracts of research in progress, will be considered for the symposium program for presentation purposes. Only complete articles, however, will be published in the law review. Abstracts for these papers will be due no later than the June 30, 2017 deadline and will be accepted on a rolling basis until that time.

Presentations (Without Publication) based on Abstracts

The Nova Law Review will review and select presentations for the symposium. If you are interested in presenting without submitting a publishable article, an abstract of the presentation must be submitted by the June 30, 2017 deadline and will be accepted on a rolling basis until that time.

Authors and presenters are invited to submit proposals on topics including but not limited to the following:

  • New and Evolving Technologies • Internet of Things (IoT) • Data Analytics • Professional Duties for Lawyers • TRIPS and other trade agreements • Virtual Reality • Cybersecurity • Evolution of Media • Advertising and Marketing • Artificial Intelligence
  • Finance and Financial Sector • Ideation and ownership • Meaningful disclosure in tech financing • Crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, and crowd financing • Funding sources and new markets • Bitcoin and blockchain technologies • Risk and process management • Globalization and trade
  • Technology in Health Care: • Electronic Health Records • Genetic patents • Genomic pharmacology • Bioinformatics • Medical devices • Cybersecurity of medical devices • E-health • Patent evergreening • Neuroscience
  • Employment Sector • Employee Management and Monitoring • Bring Your Own Device policy • Trade secrets • Managing employment relationships • Workforce displacement • Technology’s effect on bias and diversity • Education policy for tomorrow’s workforce

CFP: The Center for Cyber, Law and Policy at the University of Haifa

The Center for Cyber, Law and Policy
Call for Proposals 2017

Deadline: June 1, 2017

CCLP invites scholars, researchers, young scientists, graduate and post-doctoral students, and experts in cyber law and policy, to apply for research grants in the tracks described below.


The University of Haifa has recently launched a new Center for Cyber, Law and Policy (CCLP). This joint venture of the University of Haifa and the National Cyber Bureau, creates new opportunities for funding visitors and research collaboration that might be of interest to full-time academics, their graduate students, post-docs and other experts in cyber, law and policy communities.

The Center for Cyber, Law and Policy

The Center for Cyber, Law and Policy (CCLP) was established by the University of Haifa in collaboration with the National Cyber Bureau. The Center seeks to develop the academic research necessary to inform public policy while addressing cyber challenges. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to law and policy, the center integrates legal research, computer science, data science, social science and innovative technologies, to develop a new “toolkit” for policy making while addressing governance, national security, innovation, competition and civil rights in the digital ecosystem.

Research Themes

CCLP will support selected research proposals related to cyber policy challenges, including the following themes:

  • Protection of critical infrastructure
  • Encryption regulation and standard setting
  • Cloud computing: storage, privacy and security challenges
  • Privacy: technology and policy (e.g., privacy by design, biometrics)
  • Artificial Intelligence, Algorithmic decision-making, Machine Learning
  • Robot Law
  • Cyber Attacks: legal, ethical and policy implications
  • Cyber and the Rule of Law (e.g., civil rights, theories of governance)
  • National and transnational aspects of Cyber regulation
  • Cyber implications to International Humanitarian Law
  • Law and policy implications of Big Data
  • Accountability and risk management in cyber-security (e.g., liability, insurance)
  • Economic implications of cyber-technologies (e.g., innovation, market regulation)
  • Digital monitoring and detection (e.g., inciting materials, image forgery detection)
  • Cyber, ethics and social norms
  • Cyber terrorism

Interdisciplinary and collaborative research, both by researchers within the university and with other researchers from Israel and abroad is encouraged.

Funding Tracks

  • Fellows/Visitors Track: up to 60,000 NIS.
  • Exploratory Track: up to 10,000 NIS.
  • Research Track: Eligibility: up to 200,000 NIS.

For more information see here.

Any questions? Contact project manager Ms. Lily Faibish-Schor at lschor@law.haifa.ac.il.

Save the Date—PatCon 8: The Patent Conference (March 2–3, 2018)

PatCon 8: The Patent Conference

Friday, March 2, 2018–Saturday, March 3, 2018
University of San Diego School of Law

The Patent Conference (“PatCon”) is an interdisciplinary forum where scholars from the fields of law, economics, business, public health, history & philosophy of science, engineering, and other disciplines can share their research. In addition, PatCon stands out in its commitment to including judges, USPTO personnel, and members of industry in order to encourage applications of scholarship in the wider world.

The Patent Conference is a cooperative effort among Boston College Law School (David Olson), the University of Kansas School of Law (Andrew Torrance), Northwestern University School of Law (David Schwartz), and the University of San Diego School of Law (Ted Sichelman).

We will post a call-for-papers closer to the event, but please feel free to contact me in the meantime with any questions at tsichelman@sandiego.edu. We hope to see you at PatCon 8!

Best regards,
David Olson, David Schwartz, Ted Sichelman, and Andrew Torrance

About PatCon: The Patent Conference began in 2010, when the founders of PatCon—law professors David Olson, David Schwartz, Ted Sichelman, and Andrew Torrance—realized that the growth and importance of research in the area of patents required an exclusive forum that would enable participants to share their research with other experts and explore links across the legal and business side of patents.

TPRC Webinar: Broadband Deployment & Adoption in the Gigabit Age

TPRC Webinar: Broadband Deployment & Adoption in the Gigabit Age

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
2–3pm ET
Register for webinar here

Can’t wait for TPRC45 in September? Join our inaugural webinar on May 24, 2017. We will showcase leading research from recent TPRC history on a topic of high relevance to contemporary policy: broadband deployment and adoption.

We are rapidly moving into the Gigabit Age of broadband, as network capabilities grow rapidly, new innovation takes place, and societal and economic benefits are enabled. However, these advances are not certain, and millions of people still do not participate in our digital society. Central questions remain around how we achieve the promise of advances in high-speed networks: What are the enablers across the Internet ecosystem to make innovation meaningful for end users? What are the market dynamics that will yield progress? How will we ensure that this progress is broad-based? What role do policymakers have?

Our speakers for this webinar are:

Giulia McHenry, Chief Economist of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, who will discuss the TPRC 44 paper, “The Digital Divide Is Closing, Even as New Fissures Surface.”

Steve Bauer of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who will discuss the TPRC 43 paper, “Gigabit Broadband, Interconnection, Propositions and the Challenge of Managing Expectations.”

The webinar will be moderated by Rob Alderfer, Vice Chair of the Program Committee for TPRC45 and Vice President of Technology Policy at CableLabs.

We look forward to your participation, questions, and discussion during this live event. The webinar will be recorded and made available for future reference at www.tprcweb.com.

Register for webinar here.

Dates for your Calendar

  • May 24, 2017 – Webinar at 2–3pm ET
  • May 30, 2017 – Deadline for Charles Benton Junior Scholar Award
  • May 31, 2017 – Notification of Paper Acceptance
  • August 15, 2017 – Early Registration Deadline
  • September 8–9, 2017 – TPRC45, Arlington, VA

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Call for Abstracts—Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference (Loyola Chicago)

Wiet Life Science Law  Scholars Conference

Friday, October 13, 2017, 9am–5pm
Loyola University Chicago
School of Law
25 E. Pearson Street, Suite 720
Chicago, IL 60611

Basic Information

  • Conference Website
  • Submission Deadline:  June 15, 2017
  • Expected Notification:  July 15, 2017

Call for Abstracts

Loyola University Chicago’s nationally acclaimed Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy is pleased to invite original research submissions for its inaugural Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference on Friday, October 13, 2017.

The conference is designed to provide a new intellectual venue for life science professors, scholars, and practitioners to convene and discuss current research and scholarship.  The phrase “life science law” aims to capture research and disciplines spanning food and drug law, health law, intellectual property (IP), biotechnology, environmental, administrative, antitrust, and other realms that involve the life sciences in some meaningful respect.  Our goal is to foster recognition of life science law as a cohesive, dynamic, area of legal study and strengthen connections among national life science law scholars.

Loyola is currently soliciting 750-1,000 word abstracts reflecting early or mid-stage ideas for the purpose of workshopping with other conference scholars.  Modeled after successful events for law professors and scholars in other areas, participants will be organized in topical panels of three to five authors with approximately 15-20 minutes allotted to each abstract presentation, followed by discussions with scholar attendees.  Abstracts from the authors will be distributed one week prior to the conference; authors may also submit draft articles for distribution to conference attendees.

Submission and Review Timeline

  • The deadline for 750-1,000 word abstracts, including author contact information is June 15.
  • Submit via email to health-law@luc.edu with subject line Wiet Life Science Law.
  • Authors will be notified of speaker selections by email on July 15.

This extraordinary conference has been generously funded by Loyola University Chicago law alumnus Mitch Wiet (JD ’65) and his family.  Admission to the conference, including a one-night stay at a local Chicago hotel, meals, and a reception following the conference, is free. (Conference attendees must pay their own travel.)


Contact Professors Jordan Paradise jparadise@luc.edu or Cynthia Ho cho@luc.edu with questions about conference scope and abstract submissions.  For logistical questions, please contact Janet Howe at health-law@luc.edu.

About the Beazley Institute

Established in 1984, Loyola’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy has evolved into a nationally recognized center dedicated to the education of health and life science law leaders and policymakers, and to the study and furtherance of the field.  The Institute publishes two journals—the Annals of Health Law and the Loyola University Chicago Journal of Regulatory Compliance—and offers more than thirty health law, life science law, and compliance courses.  The Beazley Institute is a leader in online legal education, with more than 300 students annually taking courses through its Center for Online Studies.  With the offering of the Wiet Life Science Law Scholars Conference, the expansion of Loyola’s life science curriculum, and dedicated externship opportunities for students, the Beazley Institute looks forward to collaborating with our scholar colleagues to support the burgeoning discipline of life science law.

CFP: Northwestern/Penn/Stanford—Inaugural Junior Faculty Forum for Law and STEM

Call for Papers:  Inaugural Junior Faculty Forum for Law and STEM

October 6–7, 2017
Penn Law
3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Basic Info

The Northwestern, Penn, and Stanford Law Schools are pleased to announce the creation of a new Junior Faculty Forum dedicated to interdisciplinary scholarship focusing on the intersection of Law and Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM).

The forum will be held each fall, rotating among Northwestern, Penn, and Stanford. The inaugural forum will be held at Penn Law in Philadelphia on October 6-7, 2017. The forum is currently seeking submissions from junior faculty interested in presenting papers at the forum. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 9.

Twelve to twenty young scholars will be chosen on a blind basis from among those submitting papers to present. One or more senior scholars, not necessarily from Northwestern, Penn, and Stanford, will comment on each paper. The audience will include the participating junior faculty, faculty from the host institutions, and invited guests.

Our goal is to promote interdisciplinary research exploring how developments in STEM are affecting law and vice versa. Preference will be given to papers with the strong interdisciplinary approaches integrating these two areas of study.


The Forum invites submissions on any topic related to the intersection of law and any STEM field. Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Autonomous vehicles
  • Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies
  • Computational law
  • Customized medicine
  • Machine learning and predictive analytics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Online security and privacy
  • Regulation of online platforms
  • Robotics
  • Smart contracting and automated analysis of legal texts
  • Synthetic biology

Selection, Publication, and Expenses

A jury of accomplished scholars with expertise in the particular topic will select the papers to be presented. Suggestions of possible commentators are also welcome.

There is no publication commitment, nor is previously published work eligible for presentation.

Northwestern, Penn, and Stanford will pay presenters’ and commentators’ travel expenses, though international flights may be only partially reimbursed.


[REVISED MAY 6, 2017]  To be eligible, an author must be teaching at a U.S. law school any department in a U.S. college or university in a tenured or tenure-track position and must have been teaching at either of those ranks for no more than seven years. American citizens or permanent residents teaching abroad are also eligible to submit provided that they have held a faculty position or the equivalent, including positions comparable to junior faculty positions in research institutions, for less than seven years, and that they earned their last degree after 2007. We accept jointly authored submissions, but each of the coauthors must be individually eligible (under the revised, expanded criteria) to participate in the Forum. Papers that will be published prior to the meeting in October 6-7, 2017, are not eligible. Authors may submit more than one paper.

Paper Submission Procedure

Electronic submissions should be sent to CTIC with the subject line “Law-STEM Junior Faculty Forum.” The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 9, 2017. Please remove all references to the author(s) in the paper. Please include in the text of the email a cover note listing your name, the title of your paper, and the general topic under which your paper falls. Any questions about the submission procedure should be directed both to Professor Christopher Yoo and the email account for the Forum conference coordinator at ctic@law.upenn.edu.

Further Information

Inquiries concerning the Forum should be sent to David Schwartz at the Northwestern University School of Law, Christopher Yoo at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, or Mark Lemley at the Stanford Law School.

Univ. of Glasgow—CREATe IP Summer Summit 2017

CREATe IP Summer Summit 2017

Monday, June 26–Friday June 30, 2017
No. 10, The Square, University Avenue
University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ
Scotland (UK)

Basic Info

Agenda of Topics (Details TBD)

  • Openness and IP: Where are we today? / Prof. Martin Kretschmer (University of Glasgow)
  • Open policy making in the cultural space in UK/ Margaret Haig (UK IPO)
  • Fine-Tuning the IP Approaches for Fostering Open Science: Insights from the Global South/ Dr Arul Scaria (National Law University, Delhi, India)
  • Demonstrations of Australian initiatives about sharing IP and data, including Source IP (a digital patents licensing marketplace), Patent Analytics (visualisations and interpretation of filing documents), IPGOD (government open national register linking IP rights to business datasets), and, IP NOVA (neural open-data visualisation and analysis tool) / Dr George Vuckovic (IP Australia)
  • Trends and Challenges of Open Educational Resources for Legal Education in the Global South: A case Study of E-Pathshala and MOOCs/ Prof. G S Bajpai (National Law University, Delhi, India)
  • Open access policy in education and research – what can the Global South learn from UK HE? / Claire Fraser (HEFCE)
  • Enabling Open Science through Open Access Licences/ Dr Thomas Margoni (University of Glasgow)
  • How do consumers behave in an ‘open’ world? IP implications of remix culture/ Dr Kris Erickson (University of Glasgow)
  • Text and Data Mining and Legal Interoperability from an Open Access perspective/ Dr Giulia Dore (University of Glasgow)
  • Making visual culture ‘open’ – challenges and opportunities (Case Study: Edwin Morgan)/ Annotator Tool Demo / Kerry Patterson & Jesus Perez (University of Glasgow)
  • Open Science and technical challenges for researchers/ OMEBA Tool Demo/ Jesus Perez (University of Glasgow)
  • Is ‘open’ the only alternative to closed, traditional IP? How about a mixed approach, learning from business and strategy? Dr Sukhpreet Singh (University of Glasgow)

Industry Visit

  • Visit to Scottish Power HQ and talk by Open Innovation team on how Open Innovation benefits the public sector?

Interactive Activities

  • Evaluating and analysing copyright studies for the Copyright Wiki.
  • Diligent search exercise using the EnDOW platform beta


The University halls of residence offer discounted, good quality, accommodation at affordable rates over the summer months. You may book here (West End SECC options are within walking distance to the University).

If you prefer hotel accommodation, we are happy to recommend hotels and B&Bs nearby. We also have an allocation of rooms at special rates (valid until 30 May, with cancellations available until 7 days prior to checking in) at the Grand Central Hotel as follows:

  • Sunday, June 25 þ 90.00 per sole occupancy room inclusive of traditional Scottish breakfast, complimentary Wifi and VAT
  • Monday, June 26 – Thursday 29th June – £135.00 per sole occupancy room per night inclusive of traditional Scottish breakfast, complimentary Wifi and VAT
  • Please call the hotel directly on 0141 240 3700 or email quoting ‘CIPSS’.

Visa to travel to UK (for non-EEA nationals)

Please click here for further details on how to apply for the Standard Visitor Visa (Business Visitor) which allows you to travel to UK for events such as this conference.

Upon request, the conference organiser will issue (by email and post) a standard invitation letter (to registered delegates only) on headed paper bearing the logo of the University of Glasgow and CREATe, to support a UK visa application. Please note delegates will need to carry the invitation letter in their hand luggage when they travel even if they have been awarded a visa before coming to the UK Border (in case a UK Border Officer asks for evidence of the reason to travel to the UK – this happens occasionally).

The conference organisers do not have any influence on whether a travel visa is granted or not. Delegates should make their own inquiries. If your UK visa is refused, the conference organiser will only be liable to refund the conference fee (documentary evidence will be required).

Cut-off Date

In the unlikely event that we do not have enough participants to run this event by May 15, 2017, the event will be cancelled and any fees paid to us fully refunded. Please note we are not responsible for any other charges incurred due to cancellation of this event.

Organizer Info

Dr Sukhpreet Singh (email)
Senior Lecturer & CREATe Programme Leader
University of Glasgow

Download summit poster.